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Well, here’s something I hope you’ll find really useful! This Urban Decay Naked Palettes Comparison has every single palette swatched and compared.
If you’ve got one or two Urban Decay Naked palettes but were never really sure whether you should get the others, the answer is here. Similarly, if you don’t own any Naked Palettes and just weren’t sure which one to go for, hopefully these swatches can help! Need to refer back later? Why not pin it to Pinterest?
Naked Basics VS Naked 2 Basics:
One of the hardest choices to make is between the Naked Basics 1 and the Naked Basics 2 which are the matte neutral palettes. Naked Basics 1 has one slightly shimmery shade (Venus) but none of the colours in Naked Basics 2 show shimmer in use.
In the palette the colours look quite similar. However, as you can see from the swatches board above, when swatched they come up quite differently. Naked Basics 1 looks far paler overall when swatched, with Naked Basics 2 being cooler toned.
Naked 2 & Naked 3:
Naked 3 is all about the pinks and is my personal favourite. If you like to create warm toned eyes then there’s a whole wealth of colours to choose from in this palette. It includes metallics, mattes and pearls to create every kind of look.
Naked 2 contains my favourite shade Half Baked which was brought forward from the original Naked palette. This is a gorgeous shimmering gold that suits any eye colour.
This palette tends to focus more on the taupe neutrals than the bronzes of the original palette. Overall though, the feel of this palette colour-wise isn’t too different from the original. I do prefer the metal packaging to the less substantial packaging of the original palette however.
Urban Decay Naked Palette & Naked Smoky:
The Original Naked palette has a fantastic mix of bronze neutrals but bear in mind that there are only two matte shades, so this is best for someone who likes a shimmery look on their eyes.
If you love to create a smoky eye then maybe you’ll love the Naked Smoky palette which has far more of the darker colours than the previous palettes, as the name suggests. Three shades have carried forward from past palettes. The colours include satins and shimmers, however, if you’re not a fan of smoky eyes there are still a number of paler and matte shades to create a more daytime look.
Whichever palette you choose the colours are all highly pigmented and swatch beautifully with fantastic colour payoff. It’s just a question of deciding whether you need one or all of them!
You can find the full range of Urban Decay Naked Palettes to order online here
Which Urban Decay palette is your favourite?
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